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White Cannibal Queen (1980)

Mondo cannibale (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 15 September 1980 (Italy)
A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen.

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(as Jess Franco),

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(as A.L. Mariaux), (as Jeff Manner)
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Jeremy Taylor
Sabrina Siani ...
Lana
Jérôme Foulon ...
Safari member (as Yerome Foulon)
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Ana (as Candy Coster)
Shirley Knight ...
Barbara Shelton (as Shirley Night)
Anouchka ...
Lana as a child (as Anouska)
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Yakaké (as Antony Mayans)
Olivier Mathot ...
Charles Fenton (as Oliver Mathot)
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Doctor Taylor, his wife Elizabeth and their teenage daughter Lana go to an isolated hospital in the Brazilean jungle, close to the Amazon river; they are attacked by savages and he sees them kill and eat his wife, and abduct the girl. Taylor manages to get back to civilization, but he needs psychiatric help; only Doctor Ana believes his story about cannibals, and takes the risk of going with him and a few rich people who can pay for a safari in the remote jungle. The cannibals decimate a number of the safari members in a succession of attacks, and only Taylor, the sexy lady doctor, and a photograph, rich the cannibal tribe - only to discover that she is now the wife of the tribe leader, and considered a goddess. The tribe has adopted her as a white goddess. Written by Artemis-9

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Kidnapped by cannibals! Raised to eat human flesh! See more »

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White Cannibal Queen  »

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In a DVD interview for 'Sexo Canibal', Jess Franco says that he hated the cannibal genre, and after his two cannibal films, he would never shoot another, as it was just a popular phase of cinema with the directors Umberto Lenzi and Ruggero Deodato. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Taylor: Are you Mr Martin?
Mr. Martin: That's me.
Jeremy Taylor: May we sit with you?
Mr. Martin: It's a public place.
Jeremy Taylor: I'm told that you know the Malavi region very well; better than you know the palm of your own hand.
Mr. Martin: No. Leave the palms of my hands out of it. It'd be impossible to know that region in depth.
Ana: Who would know it, then?
Mr. Martin: Only the Gaevis know it well.
Ana: That's just who we're looking for.
Mr. Martin: The Gaevis? Well, in that case, you people better look for somebody else around here.
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White Cannibal Queen
30 October 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

White Cannibal Queen (1980)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Al Cliver plays a researcher who heads into the jungle with his wife and young daughter. They are attacked by a group of cannibals with the wife being eaten and the daughter kidnapped but Cliver escapes with only an arm cut off. Flash forward ten years and Cliver heads back into the jungle to locate his daughter who is now a goddess to the cannibals. It's true that Franco would be hired to jump on a bandwagon whenever a certain genre got hot and that's the case with this French film that tries hard to follow in the footsteps of various cannibal films from Italy. If you hated those Italian films due to the graphic nature of the violence, which included animals killings then you might get something more out of this sense it's violence free towards animals. With that out of the way this film is still pretty bland as Franco seems to forget (or didn't know) what made those Italian films work and that's that they played out well as adventure films. That's not the case here as the story is pretty bland and there's nothing to really keep you glued to the film. The performances are all rather bland but the attractive cast does feature Cliver, Lina Romay, Robert Foster and Pamela Stanford. Sabrina Siani plays the grown up daughter and at least walks around nude to keep things moving. The incredibly bad English dubbing makes for some laughs especially when Franco shows up sounding like a cowboy from Texas. The cannibals themselves are all laughable with their horrible body paint and silly dances but hey, this is a low-budget Franco film.


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